Uinta Brewing Company - Sum’r
- ABV: 5.0%
- Bottle Size: 12-oz
- Int’l Bittering Units (IBUs): 28
- Serving Temperature: 40-45º F
- Suggested Glassware: Pint Glass or Mug
- Malts: 2-Row, Carapils
- Hops: Opal, Sterling
Pouring a bright golden color with a light yeasty haze and a lasting cap of foam that laces nicely as it recedes, Sum’r looks inviting in the glass. Winner of bronze and silver medals at the GABF as well as a silver at the World Beer Championships, Sum’r offers up a pleasant aroma with prominent herbaceous, grassy, and spicy notes, along with some floral tones, melon, and mild lemony citrus zest. On the palate, look for the malts to come through with a good dose of crackery and lightly toasty character, and there’s just enough body to feel substantial without being heavy – just what we want in a summer ale. Hops present expressively herbal-spicy notes, augmented by that light, zesty citric zing, and the whole thing comes across balanced, refreshing, and tasty. For pairing options, we’d steer towards lemon pepper chicken, fish & chips, or schnitzel. Cheers!
When founder Will Hamill established Uinta (“you-in-tah”) in 1993, he succeeded in merging his love of brewing and his passion for the outdoors. Originally from Maine, Will enjoyed a lifestyle very much like many other Utahans when he arrived in the state, including kayaking, skiing, and biking. But, something was missing – the great craft beer that he had enjoyed in his native state. To satisfy his own cravings, Will took to home brewing and quickly became consumed. After years of perfecting recipes, he was producing beers that not only satisfied him, but also impressed his friends. At that point he enrolled at UC Davis to study brewing and develop his knowledge of the industry.
When Will began Uinta, it was at a very modest facility – a small, converted auto mechanic’s garage. From these humble beginnings, Uinta began brewing and distributing beer to local pubs and restaurants, and three years later demand had escalated enough to install a bottling line. By 2001, the brewery had outgrown its original location, so a 26,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility was built with energy efficiency as a prime goal. Not only was the new brewery outfitted with the best in brewing technology, it was built to be completely wind- and solar-powered. Yep, the brewery is 100% powered by Mother Nature herself, becoming the first business in Utah to achieve that milestone. But, their commitment to the environment doesn’t end there; they established a recycling location for brown glass, donate their used grain to local ranchers to use as feed, purchase recycled paper, and use natural lighting in the brewery as well as energy-efficient electric lighting. Great job guys, we’ll raise a glass to that! To learn more about Uinta Brewing Company, call 801-467-0909 or visit www.uintabrewing.com.
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